The AGRC Celebrates Earth Day 2016


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Larry Sizemore inside the greenhouse for the MTSU Magazine.

In honor of Earth Day 2016, the Albert Gore Research Center proudly presents our newest collection: The Larry Sizemore Horticulture Collection processed by graduate assistant Julie Maresco and University archivist Donna Baker.

Larry Sizemore served as the Grounds Services supervisor of Middle Tennessee State University. The Larry Sizemore Horticulture Collection includes maps and keys, letters, notes, photographs, slides, pamphlets, booklets, magazines, and teaching guides. It surveys and documents Sizemore’s contributions to horticulture development at MTSU and the Homer Pittard Campus School. It also contains educational materials to teach students about horticulture.

A 1971 MTSU Alumnus, Larry Sizemore grew and supervised the planting of over 10,000 flowers and plants on MTSU’s 500 acre campus. He was originally MTSU’s Greenhouse supervisor and later became the Ground Services supervisor. Larry Sizemore retired on December 23, 2015. Below are some images from this collection.

Work sign

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In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Celebrate Earth Day and find out how you can help protect our planet by attending Murfreesboro’s event on April 23, 2016. (See link below)


Murfreesboro Earth Day Celebration-Saturday April 23, 2016

Written by Julie Maresco, graduate assistant

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